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12/26/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Talk about male-bonding!

"You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you!"

This film traces the adventures of the two unlikely friends, who meet in a hospital cancer ward.Jack Nicholson plays Edward Cole, a billionaire hospital owner who loves being single and partying; and Morgan Freeman plays Carter Chambers, a quiet man who works as a mechanic but reads a lot and knows every "Jeopardy!" question existent, and loves his wife and children. The two have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses; each given six months to live. At first they do not get along. Cole's crummy attitude does not mend well with Chambers' wise remarks. However, after spending more time together, they learn to get along and become friends.

The "bucket list" of the title refers to a lifelong list of goals...

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08/04/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Bucket List an easy movie to watch.

The Bucket List is one of those movies that one can watch without really paying all that much attention, and still get the gist of the story. It seems odd that two legendary actors such as Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson would be cast (and agree) to do this movie. It seems too easy for them and although the movie is ok, it leaves the audience wanting something more as we know that they are capable of Oscar winning performances.

The story focuses on two strangers, the ultimate opposites, having to share a hospital room while they are both treated for cancer. Morgan Freeman's character, Carter Chambers, is a typical working class stereotype who had to sacrifice his dreams of becoming a history professor when his wife found out she was pregnant with their first child and has worked hard...

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02/19/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Everything else is great except the chemistry part

The Bucket List has a pretty much simple yet appealing story that deals with two dying men who created a list of things to do before they kick the bucket so to speak. There a few high sides this film has, like the fact that the script was great and having big name actors to deliver them is even better. The concept of creating this list somewhat reminded me of yet another TV series called My name is Earl. Earl Hickey is supposed to be Morgan Freeman and Randy is supposed to be good old Jack. But unlike their TV counterpart the veteran actors did not even spark chemistry between them. Yes they delivered great lines and yes they are great actors, but that’s about it. I have a best friend and I know what that chemistry is like and that is not what I saw between Freeman and Nicholson. If I wou...

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01/27/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Review - The Bucket List (2007)

When Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) found out they were going to die within the year, they decided to make the best of it. They come up with a list of things they want to do before they die and go for it in “The Bucket List.”

Being the first pairing of these two acting giants, Nicholson and Freeman hit it off rather well, making a perfect old man team. They play off of each other really well, even if they are playing the same characters they always do. And guess what, Freeman narrates again! I guess he enjoys it or he wouldn’t let himself get typecast like that.

The story is cute, and it plays out well, but the whole time I was watching it I felt like there was something missing. It just seemed like the movie didn’t go that extra mile for emotion o...

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12/25/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Christmas Day Movies: The Bucket List

A good movie. Though I read a review beforehand that I ended up agreeing with, unfortunately. 6.5/10. The writing was pretty lazy, but I had to see it for the moments with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman that were going to make me laugh. Of course this isn't Sunset Blvd., but they tell you who is going to die up front, like in the very beginning narration. I highly disagreed with this and wish they hadn't done this!!

One scene at the end was already in the previews and needed to be expounded.

I also have a complaint about the music. Everything is recycled so much that it feels like I'm hearing the same songs over and over in every film.

But at the end it got very sad and everyone in the theater was crying.

I forgot my Bucket of Kleenex. And then they ended the movie soon ...

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